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Uh oh... Biden and Comey and Obama Chief of Staff linked to unmasking...

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by ovillegator, May 13, 2020.

  1. ovillegator

    ovillegator Premium Member

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    St. Augustine!
    Will be interesting to see how this affects Biden campaign. If he ever decides to start one.

    Wonder if the House will start an investigative committee? Come on, man.

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    Top Obama administration officials purportedly requested to "unmask" the identity of Michael Flynn during the presidential transition period, according to a list of names from that controversial process made public on Wednesday.

    ...The roster features top-ranking figures including then-Vice President Joe Biden -- a detail sure to soon be raised in the bare-knuckle 2020 presidential race where Biden is now the Democrats' presumptive nominee.

    The list also includes then-FBI Director James Comey, then-CIA Director John Brennan, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and Obama's then-chief of staff Denis McDonough.

    List of officials who sought to 'unmask' Flynn released: Biden, Comey, Obama chief of staff among them

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  2. diehardgator1

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    the Democrats better get ol Bernie out of the closet and dust him off. Looks like they may be needing him real soon
     
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  4. GatorRade

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    I doubt anyone on the left is going to care. It’s also not clear to me if anyone should care, given the disclaimers at the end of the article:

    “Each individual was an authorized recipient of the original report and the unmasking was approved through NSA’s standard process, which includes a review of the justification for the request,” the document said. “Only certain personnel are authorized to submit unmasking requests into the NSA system. In this case, 16 authorized individuals requested unmasking for [REDACTED] different NSA intelligence reports for select identified principals.”

    The document added: “While the principals are identified below, we cannot confirm they saw the unmasked information. This response does not include any requests outside of th
     
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  5. tampajack1

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    Why was Flynn wearing a mask?
     
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  6. AzCatFan

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    This is old news. The unmasking of Flynn was a story back in 2017. The unmasking was ordered by (Susan) Rice because she felt it was important to understand just high up in the chain "US Person 1" was that Kislyak was speaking to. It turned out to be Flynn. The fact that then President Obama and then Vice President Biden were briefed about what Rice found is to be expected. Most Presidents, unlike Trump, actually attend and attempt to listen to the briefs prepared by their subordinates.
     
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  7. ThePlayer

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    Beijing Biden is Guilty as charged.
     
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  8. ovillegator

    ovillegator Premium Member

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    Generally, the WH does not get involved in unmasking. How high up this goes, and what their goals were for doing it, can now be investigated. The door is now open. Of course, Washington has a way of never investigating things like this (Schiff's and Schumer's impeachment fiasco being a major, and quite foolish, exception.)
     
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  9. domgator

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    Well except Biden lied about it to Stephanopoulos the other day. Said repeatedly he was not involved in and did not know anything about Flynn investigation.
     
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  10. GatorRade

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    I think you mean Susan.
     
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  11. gatorzfan

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    Can't wait to read some of the rationale on this.
     
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  12. GatorRade

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    I don’t really know anything about national security norms, so I couldn’t comment with much authority here, but this seems to me like another story where those on the left and the right will see it very differently.
     
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  13. coleg

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    And the disclaimers on that release does not refute that. But why would the top WH officials NOT feel it necessary to out treason from the not yet NSA head?
     
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  14. tilly

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    Ok. I read the title and thought virus/mask for a minute.
    Geez what has happened to me?:confused:
     
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  15. AzCatFan

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    Yes. Got my Rices mixed up.

    Normally the President doesn't get involved in in cases like this. But then how often do cases like this involve the future Chief National Security Adviser?
     
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  16. wgbgator

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    Here's what I've learned in the last few years, if you cant describe your 'scandal' in a brief, pithy soundbite and need a Glenn Beck-style chalkboard to put all the pieces together, it probably wont matter beyond serving as rage-inducing fan-fic for a certain set of already committed voters. Also, no one's going to jail for anything, I hope we've learned that too.
     
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  17. gator_lawyer

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    I'm glad Flynn was unmasked and couldn't care less who was involved.
     
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  18. gatorzfan

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    Pelosi and Schiff should have listened to your advice.
     
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  19. OklahomaGator

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    And don't forget white, brown, and fried.
     
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  20. SCGator52

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    Those on the left will see no wrong here because they were outing “treason”. The problem is they weren’t happy with Flynn and wanted him gone. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the scandal free Obama administration. Get your popcorn ready because it’s gonna be a good one.
     
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